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Spring flurries and how gardening is like losing weight.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

After two warm days,with short sleeves, sun and fun gardening, this morning has wind howling and snow flurries swirling through the petals of the neighborhood.
Moaning and groaning is not my style so after a warm cup of coffee I threw on my jacket, hat and scarf and walked the property.

Oh, how silly the neighbors must have thought I was, as I started whirling and catching snowflakes on my tongue! emoticon
The cold was invigorating and I thought the flowers so pretty with the snow.
Here are a few shots!

Loved the fresh air and warmed up with some green tea, after returning inside.
If that was not enough to make a good morning, I lost a pound! After staying the same for so long I was beginning to wonder. emoticon

SO I am chalking it up to my two days of major gardening! I LOVE gardening and now that Spring is here, however slow it may be, I see more success, around the corner.
I will build on my talents and strengths!

Some people see work, pulling weeds, digging and hauling, sweating, getting dirty, wet and cold. I see how a garden will look finished and all the steps along the way. Isn't this like
the healthy weight loss journey that I am on?

Yes it is a lot of hard, long, dirty work, but just like a garden, you plan, you do a little at a time
you keep working at it, it requires patience, but you keep the idea...the picture of how it will look later in the season, maybe even a couple years.

It takes working at it. Physical labor. Moving, bending, lifting and yes, finding a different way to accomplish something, should age and/ or injury set in.
I no longer kneel and squat for hours at a time. I learned my lesson on that one!

So I Improvise, I adapt, I overcome!! Certainly I can do this with my weight loss program!

Back to that requires, WATER. Anyone can see what happens should plants not get enough. Same thing happens with me! My skin, ugh! My head gets foggy and I get CRANKY!! We don't want that. My body does not function well, without enough water.
I don't have the energy I need.

Fertilizer.. plants need rich soil, compost the proper nutrients. I need to keep the fuel going in my body to be rich in nutrients, healthy and not junk!
My garden will flourish and be lush and beautiful, with the right care, as will I.

Shall I then look as myself as a garden? I am really good at gardening. It is a strength, a talent, a gift! I will build on these and transfer what I know to myself. Now why did I not think of this before!

So I will leave you with one last photo. My veggie garden has been too wet, with all the rain, but I did start some lettuce in a couple containers. Fuel for me!

Looking forward to taking care of MY, me myself and I garden!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPARKFRAN514 3/31/2013 11:11AM

    You are a true gardener working out in the yard in the snow! Now with
April Less than 24 hours away hop Mother Nature got the message its Spring. remember though April Showers bring May Flowers emoticon that should be rain not snow. emoticon you are sure keeping me on track with our training for the winter games. Think they are only 10 months away!

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QUERIDAANA 3/26/2013 5:04AM

    I have longed for years to learn how to grow my own food. Every time I try, I fail and my plants die of infestations or too much water or too much crowding or I don't know what... You are lucky with your gift.

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GEORGI1832 3/24/2013 10:04AM

    This blog motivated me today, thank you. I was doing a bit of digging in the dirt yesterday too and this reminded me that it's all worth it and I'll be canning and freezing good stuff before long.

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WALKING_WONDER 3/22/2013 2:00PM

    I loved the pics and the analagy of garden and life. Great positive attitude helps too - and it sounds like you've got one of those!

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WILLOWBEE63 3/22/2013 11:17AM

    Awesome!! Love the pics and how you pointed out the comparison your weight loss journey!!!

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SCHRACJ 3/22/2013 9:48AM

  What a wonderful perspective. I always liked gardening too. I hadn't thought about applying the same principles to my "garden journey". Thanks for the perspective. emoticon

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ASHLEYVRONEK 3/21/2013 8:04PM

    Mom, I just LOVE this blog. The way you compared gardening to your journey to a healthier you is great. They really are a lot alike. It really makes me think about it differently (in a good way). I can't wait to plan out and start the vegetable garden with you. I'm SO excited to have some home grown tomatoes again. Nothings better than a home grown tomato. I'm glad you're having such a great week. I really enjoyed our outing together last Saturday. I can't wait to do it again. But first, Easter. lol. Love you. emoticon emoticon

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ROZOZ68 3/21/2013 2:45PM

    How lovely you write! I too enjoy being out there amongst the plants and weeds! Pictures are beautiful enough to frame!

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RAINBOWMF 3/21/2013 11:10AM

    Thanks for sharing
Loved the beautiful pictures, snow and all.

You have the right attitude, it is going to get you all you ever wanted.

Love Mary

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MOM2GEO_JR 3/21/2013 10:48AM

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers with the snow flakes. It is cold here in Sunny Florida this morning, and tonight is to be cold, and then warm up and rain Sunday. Have a great rest of the day


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MARLINDA5 3/21/2013 10:45AM

    I love how your flowers look in the snow. emoticon

I have a small area in my townhouse to plant and it makes me feel good when the plants do well and look good.

Great job in losing the pound.

How fun to catch snowflakes on your tongue.

Have a great Thursday

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